Valerie Werder

Valerie Werder

Graduate Student in Film and Visual Studies
Valerie Werder

Valerie Werder is writer, artist, and scholar whose research focuses on the categories of art and commodity, authenticity and forgery, and conceptual and manual labor as they have been produced by art and its markets since the 1960s. She holds an MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, and her work has been published in BOMB and performed at Participant Inc, New York, and Artspace, New Haven. Valerie is currently a PhD student in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University, where she is also Harvard Presidential Scholar. Her first novel, Thieves, was the winner of the 2019 Fence Modern Prize in Prose and will be published by Fence Books in 2021.